Originally posted by DeniedAnd how they were able to decipher it using binary numbers etc.
The message they decoded was.
"Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts and their BROKEN PROMISES.Much PAIN but still time.BELIEVE.There is GOOD out there.We OPpose DECEPTION.Conduit
Noted. We'll start with that.
Now note a few things, in the decoded message the words in caps was intended, as we do, to show a greater emphasis on those words.
Okay... we all know I'm a skeptic. But, for the sake of argument, let's say that there IS a real ship out there and that they're trying to
communicate. Would you agree that the ship's crew:
* includes linguists or ways to understand our language (although why they always communicate in English is an interesting absurdity)
* are professionals similar to our current astronauts
* have one or more xenobiologist (who is an expert in human anatomy and physiology and perhaps animal anatomy and physiology
* have at least one navigation specialist
* have some sort (or sorts) of computing devices aboard.
* that their technology and computers are more advanced than ours.
* that they completely understand how our computers work.
Would you say that's reasonable?
Anyway here is what was supposedly sent around the world as he puts it.
"Beware the bearers of False gifts and their Broken Promises.Much Pain but still time.Beleive There is Good out there.We Oppose Deception.(Bell
The "bell symbol" here is hilarious. I hadn't encountered that before... I'll explain in a minute.
I was going to say why use this draconian way of communicating, but this was instigated by a message sent out by us in 1974, so they responded
in the same way.
Actually, they didn't.
Why lie about the message?
Because the message itself is a lie. And, in fact, it says nothing other than "woowoo-scary scary!" If they had time to show up and tromp out a
crop circle, then they would have had time to show up and leave more detailed messages ... say, carved across the face of Mt. Rushmore in the US or
lasered across landscapes of wheat in any part of the world... or simply broadcast on ALL our broadcast channels to every part of the world in all
languages, understandable by everyone.
When is the second message coming or has it come already?
We have all read the theories that we sold out humanity by accepting new technology, and promises broken, should not be trusted.
Maybe the message is not from the greys, but from another race.and thats why the grey in the pic seems to be presenting something, a gift?
Or maybe it's just a bogus message.
Go back to the first part of this message... we all agreed that a ship would have those sorts of experts on it, right? Then they would know how WE
spell words and how WE use emphasis (note that I am using formal English and I didn't put SOme LETTERS in cAPS just to be "leet" about things.)
In fact, a linguist wouldn't know the "leet" type of emphasis. But they would know good sentence structure and proper capitalization because it's
fairly simple in English.
So why do these "alien linguists" and xenobiologists suddenly NOT know how to spell English. Why are they writing in "leet" when it's used by
only a tiny fraction of the population? Why use bad capitalization when what was sent in the first place was a string of numbers?
Why use a fluffy and inane message (as so many have pointed out) with poor grammar and inept capitalization when they had an overwhelming amount of
other material that shows proper spelling and capitalization? Any linguist worth their salt could have figured out the grammar and spelling rules
easily, particularly with the use of computers.
And then there's the "bell symbol."
No one has actually commented on (that I've seen) the significance of the ASCII and the bell symbol. Maybe it just grabbed me because I was a
computer engineer and had to do work with ASCII and assembler and other ugly things like that.
The "bell symbol" is the graphic that shows up on your computer when you type in the ASCII for CTRL-G. It means "this signal causes any Intel chips
to send a current to the sound board to produce a chime tone at the speaker." While you might find it encoded in documents if the document a
non-ASCII document (like word processing files), at the end of an ASCII file it's a computer command and not an "end of line" or "end of message"
It isn't transmitted as an "end of message" symbol for any of our radio messages, television messages, phone signals, etc, etc, etc.
It's specific to ONE type of computer chip... the one used in standard PCs.
So... in order for a ship full of highly technical people to show up and post a "leet" message like that, they would have had to arrive here, learn
our languages and technology, sneak into a computer store and get a computer (and hook it up without blowing it up (wrong voltages)) and learn the
operating system of the day, and THEN figure out how to go into DEBUG to see the ASCII codes.
And then discover the various sound codes and jump instructions (which are hard to find unless you know where to look for them.)
...and then misspell a message for the world in English, using ASCII and including a symbol that simply generates a sound ONLY on one type of chip.
In the message they describe themselves as being small with a big head, no not a high ego, u know the typical big head described in most alien
cases, so similar to the grey?
Because the hoaxers have a limited imagination and amount of information. I don't think they could imagine a silicon life form (for instance... and
that's one possible life form) or a lemur-like intelligent life form or a scorpionoid intelligent life form or any of a billion other possibilites.
They obviously don't read a lot of science fiction.
They borrow from the movies and popular literature (the "grey" actually didn't show up as an "alien" until the 1950's) because that's what they
I predict that in the future other "messages" will show up from these people, equally "urgent" and "cryptic." In fact, I will bet you that as
we approach 2012, there will be a rush of them, all predicting "new agey" things and Mysterious Trends.
I also predict that when we do finally make contact with alien civilizations, they'll look at the mumbo-jumbo of the crop circles and laugh at what
cosmic fools some of us have been.
[edit on 3-1-2006 by Byrd]